Transparency and professional conduct

Independence and high standards of professional conduct are crucial for ensuring high standards and excellence for the work of the EBA. The agency endeavours to operate in a clear and open manner and is mindful of its duty of transparency towards EU citizens. The agency also strives to ensure that its staff and Management Board do not have any interests that could affect their impartiality and has put in place specific policies to deal with any potential conflicts of interests.

EBA Ethics Guidelines and Conflict of Interest Policy for staff

The EBA has adopted Ethics Guidelines and a Conflict of interest policy for staff, to ensure that the EBA staff follows the highest standards in terms of good conduct and to ensure the independence and objectivity of decision making. The Appointing authority has mandated an Ethics Officer with overseeing staff’s compliance with those standards.

EBA Conflict of Interest Policy for non-staff

To this end, the ‘Policy on Independence and Decision Making Processes for avoiding Conflicts of Interests (Conflict of Interest Policy)' adopted by the EBA Board of Supervisors supports the prompt identification and the consequent management of any actual or potential conflict of interest.

Who is concerned?

This policy concerns members of the Board of Supervisors, members of the Management Board, their officially nominated Alternates, as well as Observers (i.e. heads of national Competent Authorities of Member States of the EEA), Non-voting Members (i.e. representatives of the European Commission, the ESRB, ESMA, EIOPA, ECB) and other representatives of national Competent Authorities referred to in Article 40(4) of Regulation (EU) No 1093/2010. All those subject to this policy are required to submit a ‘Declaration of Interests' which is assessed by the EBA and made publicly available on its website.

How is a conflict of interest defined?

The EBA Conflict of Interest Policy identifies different kinds of interests that should be reported to and assessed by the EBA. These range from economic interests, memberships, activities with other employers, consultancy activities, intellectual property rights, interests of close family members and any other activities or situations which might create an actual or potential conflict of interest. Wherever a conflict of interest is identified appropriate measures must be taken to either remove it or mitigate it; the policy also reminds all those subject to it that improper disclosure of Confidential Information may constitute serious misconduct and may be subject to disciplinary measures, as well as prosecution, where improper disclosure of information is a criminal offence.

Professional conduct: the ‘Declaration of Intention'

In addition, all those involved in the activities of the EBA are bound to professional secrecy and to confidentiality requirements. They have to confirm their compliance with these requirements on a ‘Declaration of Intention'. In the case of members of the Board of Supervisors, Management Board and their officially nominated alternates, this ‘Declaration of Intention' is also made public.

COUNTRY MEMBERSHIP NAME DOCUMENTS
Austria Voting member  Katharina Muther-Pradler Declaration of Interests
Alternate Christoph Kodada Declaration of Interests
Belgium Voting member Jo Swyngedouw Declaration of Interests
Alternate Benoît Bienfait Declaration of Interests
Bulgaria Voting member Kalinka Dimitrova     Declaration of Interests
   
Alternate Alexandre Kostov Declaration of Interests
Croatia Voting member Damir Blažekovic Declaration of Interests
Alternate Vesna Krizmanic Mehdin Declaration of Interests
Cyprus Voting member Marios Neoptolemou Declaration of Interests
Alternate Andri Adamou Adamou-Nicolaou Declaration of Interests
Czech Republic Voting member Martin Fleischmann Declaration of Interests
Alternate Katerina Pscherová Declaration of Interests
Denmark Voting member  Rikke-Louise Ørum Petersen Declaration of Interests
Alternate Erkam Ok Declaration of Interests
Estonia Voting member Andre Nõmm Declaration of Interests
Alternate Matis Mäeker Declaration of Interests
Finland Voting member Samu Kurri Declaration of Interests
Alternate Pekka Vasara Declaration of Interests
France Voting member Violaine CLERC Declaration of Interests
Alternate Philippe Bertho  
Germany Voting member  Jens Fürhoff  Declaration of Interests
Alternate Lars Reder  Declaration of Interests
Greece Voting member Georgios Paschas Declaration of Interests
Alternate Tzermiadianos Angelos Declaration of Interests
Hungary Voting member László Vastag Declaration of Interests
Alternate Bertalan Vajda Declaration of Interests
Ireland Voting member Derville Rowland Declaration of Interests
Alternate Seana Cunningham Declaration of Interests
Italy Voting member Magda Bianco Declaration of Interests
Alternate Michele Carofiglio Declaration of Interests
Latvia Voting member Kristaps MARKOVSKIS Declaration of Interests
Alternate Santa Purgaile Declaration of Interests
Lithuania Voting member Jekaterina Govina Declaration of Interests
Alternate Egle Kontautaite Declaration of Interests
Luxembourg Voting member Jean-François Hein Declaration of Interests
Alternate Nadine Holtzmer  Declaration of Interests
Malta Voting member Kenneth Farrugia Declaration of Interests
Alternate Alfred Zammit Declaration of Interests
Netherlands Voting member Willemieke van Gorkum Declaration of Interests
Alternate Maarten Gelderman Declaration of Interests
Poland Voting member Krzysztof Kryk  Declaration of Interests
Alternate Krzysztof Sawicki Declaration of Interests
Portugal Voting member João Raposo Declaration of Interests
Alternate Filipa Marques Júnior Declaration of Interests
Romania Voting member Alexandru Codescu Declaration of Interests
Voting member Valentin Ionescu Declaration of Interests
Member Nicolae Cinteza Declaration of Interests
Voting member Catalin Davidescu Declaration of Interests
Slovakia Voting member Tatiana Dubinová Declaration of Interests
Alternate Sona Popper Tóthová Declaration of Interests
Slovenia Voting member  Aleksandra Cargo Declaration of Interests
Alternate Jelena Molosevic Declaration of Interests
Spain Voting member Juan Manuel Vega Declaration of Interests
Alternate Bárbara Olivares Alvaro Declaration of Interests
Sweden Voting member Åsa Thalén Declaration of Interests
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EEA/EFTA MEMBER MEMBERSHIP NAME DOCUMENTS
Iceland Member  Björk Sigurgísladóttir Declaration of Interests
Alternate Helga Rut Eysteinsdóttir Declaration of Interests
Liechtenstein Member  Werner Meyer Declaration of Interests
Alternate Philipp Röser Declaration of Interests
Norway Member  Ann Viljugrein Declaration of Interests
Alternate Anders Schiøtz Worren Declaration of Interests
other members MEMBERSHIP NAME DOCUMENTS
EFTA Surveillance Authority Observer Frank J. Büchel Declaration of Interests
Observer Jonina Sigrun Larusdottir Declaration of Interests
European Central Bank Observer Édouard Fernandez-Bollo Declaration of Interests
EIOPA Observer Patrick Hoedjes Declaration of Interests
Observer Anna Saucuic Declaration of Interests
European Commission Observer Raluca Pruna Declaration of Interests
Observer Andrei Stefanuc Declaration of Interests
ESMA Observer Tomas Borovsky Declaration of Interests
Observer Joe Heavey Declaration of Interests